Ron Paul in Fifth Place at Presidency 5 Straw Poll in Florida

Ron Paul came in a strong fifth at the Republican Party of Florida’s Presidency 5 straw poll in Orlando, Florida. After winning last week’s California straw poll with 44.9% of the vote, the Congressman did not make a personal appearance at this weekend’s “GOP establishment” event as he had traveled to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Friday to open a new campaign office and speak to a massive crowd of supporters at Louisiana State University.

The Presidency 5 straw poll was overwhelmingly won by former Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Chairman Herman Cain, who convincingly edged out former frontrunner Rick Perry. Perry had poured massive resources into the straw poll, hoping to prove that his campaign was not going down in flames after his disastrous performance in Thursday’s Google / Fox News debate. Even though the Texas governor ended up with only 15.4% of the vote, he did manage to narrowly beat his rival Mitt Romney, who gained 14%.

P5 Straw Poll Full Results (Votes, %)

  1. Herman Cain (986, 37.1%)
  2. Rick Perry (410, 15.4%)
  3. Mitt Romney (372, 14%)
  4. Rick Santorum (289, 10.9%)
  5. Ron Paul (276, 10.4%)
  6. Newt Gingrich (224, 8.4%)
  7. Jon Huntsman (60, 2.3%)
  8. Michele Bachmann (40, 1.5%)
  • Justin Martin

    But it really doesn’t matter, not something to cry about if he loses. You get the message out there and if they don’t want it woe to them, the other candidates reek of status quo..

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  • Paul Semonian

    Prolly woulda helped if he had bothered showing up… :(

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  • Justin Martin

    Its Florida, the people there aren’t exactly all that sane anyways. Either old, ignorant, or stupid. haha I kid, kid.. Or do I?

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  • Randy Miller

    a “strong” fifth? since when is coming in fifth place considered “strong?”

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  • Misha Baikal

    He was a chairman of the board of directors to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Epic Fail. I swear, there’s so many stupid people in this country.

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  • Robert Wasmund

    I’m in Orlando. There will be many more videos coming out like this one

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  • Kurtis Lawrence

    That just means we have to work harder.

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  • Robert Wasmund

    That is why, you should be Happy. They had to cheat.

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  • Snohomish Grow

    thats..it ..is he slackin ?? ..again..??damn..i will pray for refuel for doctor paul,,will someone get that gentleman a sandwich..??please..

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  • Derek Roman

    I’m not!

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  • Joseph Bernay

    How is 10% a strong fifth?

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  • Brian D. Teach

    Yeah I’m pretty disappointed… 😐

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  • Jason Jarvis

    We’re happy about this?

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  • Jean-François

    Oh, I forgot to post this hilarious excerp from http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/05/herman-cain-blunders-on-palestinian-right-of-return/

    If you just know a bit about the israelo-Arab conflict, it’s IMPOSSIBLE to not know what’s the right of return and its implications.

    “Just this week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the return of Palestinian refugees to Israel is “not going to happen. Everybody knows it’s not going to happen.”When asked about his stance on the matter, Cain appeared confused.

    CAIN: Right of return? Right of return?

    WALLACE: The Palestinian right of return.

    CAIN: That’s something that should be negotiated.

    When asked again about whether he believes in the Palestinian right of return, Cain seemed unclear about the Israeli position on the matter, as well as his own.

    CAIN: Yes, but under – but not under – Palestinian conditions. Yes. They should have a right to come back if that is a decision that Israel wants to make…. I don’t think they have a big problem with people returning.

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  • Jean-François

    Common, it’s just a straw poll, I saw many enthusiast posts from republican neocons on an online forum, they love his 9-9-9 plan but know little about him. One month earlier they were as much enthusiast for Perry. Even when Ron Paul won in California I wasn’t impressed and I’m not impressed by this straw poll neither, straw polls mean little

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  • Jean-François

    Herman Cain supported the Big Banker Bailouts and chided those who believe in Free Market Economics… see youtube., v=Ol45PnAIFRU

    denied the need to Audit the Federal Reserve while hosting the Neil Boortz Radio Show on 12/29/10

    Herman Cain is even more a warmonger than Santorum. It’s amazing to see how many idiots who think that Afghanistan is a big mistake wish to elect a guy who wants to launch a crusade against the whole muslim world.

    Why did he win the strawpoll? Immigration. Plus the Jewish/evangelical vote in Florida regarding Israel, but more likely because he wants to build a huge electrified fence. However his position is bogus, I did search again and again, there seems to be no written record that show any obsession regarding immigration in his case. He wrote a book of 200 pages in 2005, but from what I could find, it doesn’t seem to be a concern for him in the book. I wouldn’t be surprised if his voting record are not consistent with his very recent stance on immigration. He wont get the nomination but if he gets it, he will soon state that it was a misunderstanding and that he never planed to build a fence because the hispanic vote is too important.

    9-9-9? That one is a joke. It’s like the catch phrase “yes, we can!”. Easy to remember, but no one asked himself how much revenues would be generated with a 9% tax, if it’s 400 $billion instead of the 2 $trillion that he needs…ouch! But 9-9-9 is easier to remember than 8.45, 18.4 and 15.3% indeed.

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  • your all missing the point

    For God sakes read the damn article ron Paul did not participate in this debate. U wanna know why he did not win its because he was not there. I swear reading all these comments do any of u read before u post? I love ron Paul I will vote for him but it would be nice to see someone else really read this article and understand that ron Paul took 5th in a straw poll for a debate he DID NOT ATTEND.

    that said Ron Paul > any other joke of a candidate.

    Ron paul2012

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  • Anthony

    I have been saying this for months..If Ron Paul supporters dont organize MASS protests in front of all these media outlets,hes gonna lose!! I have offered my services here in Southern California MANY a times..Sure I get massive thumbs up,but NO ONE writes me at my email address..Which I have given 5 diffrent times…If Paul loses,its because of his flaky support!!!I love Ron Paul and America..BUT AMERICANS ARE LAME!!!!!

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  • Jean-François

    Herman Cain supported the Big Banker Bailouts and chided those who believe in Free Market Economics…
    see youtube., v=Ol45PnAIFRU
    denies the need to Audit the Federal Reserve while hosting the Neil Boortz Radio Show on 12/29/10

    Herman Cain is even more a warmonger than Santorum. It’s amazing to see how many idiots who think that Afghanistan is a big mistake wish to elect a guy who wants to launch a crusade against the whole muslim world.

    Why did he win the strawpoll? Immigration. Plus the Jewish/evangelical vote in Florida regarding Israel, but more likely because he wants to build a huge electrified fence. However his position is bogus, I did search again and again, there seems to be no written record that show any obsession regarding immigration in his case.
    He wrote a book of 200 pages in 2005, but from what I could find, it doesn’t seem to be a concern for him in the book. I wouldn’t be surprised if his voting record are not consistent with his very recent stance on immigration. He wont get the nomination but if he gets it, he will soon state that it was a misunderstanding and that he never planed to build a fence because the hispanic vote is too important.
    9-9-9? That one is a joke. It’s like the catch phrase “yes, we can!”. Easy to remember, but no one asked himself how much revenues would be generated with a 9% tax, if it’s 400 $billion instead of the 2 $trillion that he needs…ouch!
    But 9-9-9 is easier to remember than 8.45, 18.4 and 15.3% indeed.

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  • Michael

    5th?? That’s a big lie. We know that Ron Paul got 92% in the poll and Cain got 2%. Uhhhhh, didn’t he?

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